Horse riding tackle worth £20k stolen

The stolen horse riding tackle
The stolen horse riding tackle

Thousands of pounds worth of horse riding equipment has been stolen from a stables in Lancaster.

Police are investigating a report of a theft of horse livery and saddles stolen from a horse riding stables in Grab Lane, Lancaster, overnight on Monday September 7.

The stolen property, which is uniquely marked, has been valued at around £20,000.

Police say the small family run horse riding stables are not able to operate their business without this equipment and many young children are now disappointed that their horse riding lessons are suspended.

The items include three saddles, three bridles, browbands, bits, girths, saddle pad, a saddle cover, stirrup irons/leathers.

Police are urging anyone who has any information regarding the theft and especially where the equipment could currently be found, to contact Lancaster Police.

PC 2675 Andrew Massingham, the local area officer, said; “This is a selfish crime that has created a lot of heartache for children and staff alike.

“Whoever has stolen this equipment, or anyone who has information that could lead to the recovery of it please, please come forward and inform us either directly via 101, by email to or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800555111 quoting reference number WB1507240 or log LC201509070290.